Why Society Needs Historians

Statue of Thucydides, Greek Historian / ChrisJL, Flickr By Dr. Jonathan Healey / 06.04.2016 Associate Professor in Social History University of Oxford The Social Historian ‘Society doesn’t need a 21-year-old who is a sixth century historian. It needs a 21-year-old who really understands how to analyse things, understands the tenets of leadership and contributing to[…]

Gifts of Art in Ancient Rome

Still Life with Peaches and Water Jar (left), Still Life with a Silver Tray with Prunes, Dried figs, Dates and Glass of Wine (center), and Still Life withBranch of Peaches, Fourth Style wall painting from Herculaneum, Italy, c. 62-69 C.E., fresco, 14 x 13 1/2 inches (Archaeological Museum, Naples) By Dr. Lea K. Cline / 04.22.2017[…]

Mycenoan Crete: Archaeological Evidence for the Athenian Connection

Mycenaean Grave Circle A / Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Andrew J. Koh / 04.27.2016 Professor of Classical Studies Brandeis University Classical Inquiries Introduction As a budding doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania, I was sternly, and repeatedly, warned that the Scylla of Aegean prehistory was the search for ethnicity in the archaeological record—i.e., equating[…]

Of Piers, Polltaxes and Parliament: Articulating Status and Occupation in Late Medieval England

  By Dr. L.R. Poos and Dr. Martha D. Rust Poos: Professor of History, Late Medieval and Early Modern England, The Catholic University of America Rust: Associate Professor of English, New York University 5 (2016) Abstract We examine the articulation and vocabulary of a newly complex social order demarcated by occupation and status in England[…]